Mission 51- Preface

I continue to promote the book I am writing on Inkshares.com. It is called Mission 51. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, I think you might want to check it out! Here is another snippet from the book. This is the Preface. I hope you enjoy it!   Mission 51: Preface A Note from the … Continue reading Mission 51- Preface

Fun at the CAPE MAYgration Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

Gail and I just got back from a really fun trip to Cape May, NJ. It is a birding paradise! We went specifically for this event, to see the spectacle of horseshoe crabs as they come out to spawn, which coincides with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their northern spring migration. … Continue reading Fun at the CAPE MAYgration Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

Sightings List

Okay, this will be the last post about our recent, most excellent birding trip to the New River Birding and Nature Festival. We were about 100 birders from all parts of the country and Canada. We split into various smaller groups every day and birded at different habitats along the New River Gorge in West … Continue reading Sightings List

Sunday Scenery

We spent a few days this past week up in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. We were there for a birding trip, which is held during the week when many species stop during their Spring migration. It is particularly attractive for birding purposes as there are so many habitats along the length and depth of … Continue reading Sunday Scenery

Immigration – The Entire Journey

You probably saw Super Bowl LI, so there is a good chance you caught at least a glimpse of 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl commercials. Each was a portion of the “journey.” All together they were “The Entire Journey.” If you missed it or have not seen the whole thing, here it is: As a first … Continue reading Immigration – The Entire Journey

The Magnolia Plantation Audubon Swamp Garden

I recently posted on our trip to Charleston, SC and on the nearby plantations. While visiting the Magnolia Plantation, Gail and I were very happily surprised to find this gem, the Audubon Swamp Garden! Here are a few photos taken during the visit. This area around Charleston is known as “low country” because it is … Continue reading The Magnolia Plantation Audubon Swamp Garden

Meet Me in St. Louis

Princess Gail and I just returned from a trip to St. Louis with our new friends Hal and Diann. We went for the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits (the exhibits, really!) But first, we decided to catch a couple of famous St. Louis sites on our first day. It was a cold, wet, dreary day, … Continue reading Meet Me in St. Louis